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Diplomate in Cosmetic Surgery

Diplomate in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Diplomate in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

Diplomate in Body Contouring Surgery

Diplomate in Hair Restoration Surgery

Certification of a Diplomate requires demonstration of training, evidence of post-training experience, and successful completion of Written Examinations on the entire scope of the certification area.


  1. Diplomate in Cosmetic Surgery

  2. Diplomate in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

  3. Diplomate in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

  4. Diplomate in Body Contouring Surgery

  5. Diplomate in Hair Restoration Surgery




A. General Cosmetic Surgery

All cosmetic surgery procedures included in each of the following subspecialties

of general cosmetic surgery.


B. Facial Cosmetic Surgery

  • Surgical Facelift, Surgical Browlift, Surgical Neck Lift

  • Otoplasty

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Facial fillers: temporary and permanent

  • Facial implants

  • LASER treatment

  • Peelings

  • Liposuction

  • Scars

  • Mini-invasive suture facelifts

  • Hair restoration: flap transfers, hair implants

  • Dermabrasion (excludes microdermabrasion)

  • Facial Bony Contouring Surgery


C. Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

  • Soft tissue fillers

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Dermabrasion

  • LASER and light based treatments

  • Fractional resufacing

  • Chemical Peels

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy

  • LASER varicose vein surgery

  • Pulsed-light therapy

  • Sclerotherapy

  • Cryolipolysis

  • Laser lipolysis

  • Ultrasound / Radiofrequency fat removal

  • Tumescent lipolysis

  • Ultrasound / Radiofrequency tissue tightening

  • Other energy-based or Chemical modalities

  • Brow lift

  • Blepharoplasty

  • Facelift

  • Hair transplantation

  • Hair  removal

  • Fractional / Vascular LASER

  • Keloid excision

  • Acne scar Excision

  • Z-plasty

  • Subcision


  • Injection scar treatment


D. Body Contouring Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation, Reduction, Lift (mastopexy)

  • Abdominoplasty

  • Brachioplasty, Thigh Lift, Buttock Lift

  • Liposuction

  • Implants: Buttocks, Thighs, Calves, Pectoral


E. Hair Restoration Surgery

All hair restoration surgery procedures included


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All aspects of the application process, including candidate application, photos, operative notes, letters of recommendation and all required documents must be scanned and submitted in electronic PDF format via email or Dropbox to


  1. Applicant must submit an online application on the website.
  2. Applicant shall submit two current passport type photographs.
  3. Applicant must submit photocopy of current valid M.D., M.B.B.S., D.O.,or DDS/DMD/BDS(Dental Degree for only Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) license in good standing from the appropriate authority in the jurisdiction of the applicant’s practice (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons without Medical Degree can only apply for Facial Cosmetic Surgery Specialty).
  4. Applicant must provide documentation of completion of one hundred (100) hours of continuous education or more of chosen specialty field

  5. Applicant must submit two (2) reference letters from physicians or previous instructors.

  6. Applicant must submit a current copy of his/her curriculum vitae.

  7. Applicant must submit a non-refundable application fee (USD 600).

  8. Applicants must submit six (6) documented Case Summary Reports in their specialties in English with applicant noted as primary surgeon. The condidates can take the written exam before submitting the case reports. These cases must be submited within 5 year counting from the passing date of written exam. On the success of the written exam the candidates will not be grated the international board certification until all case reports submited and approved by the board.  Case Summary Reports require, in general, sufficient information to identify the patient, support the diagnosis, justify the treatment, document the post-operative course and results, pre and post-operative photos and promote continuity of care. Specifically case reports should include the date and location of surgery, the name of th primary surgeon and assistants, vitals, findings, procedures used, specimens removed, operative plan, post operative diagnosis and course including post operative complications and their management, discharge conditions, instructions for follow-ucare and such elements as are necessary to assure a high standard of patient care.

  9. Applicants who meet all of the criteria and whose application has been approved by the credentialing committee must pay an examination fee established by the Board of Directors (USD 3,500).

  10. Applicant must successfully complete a written examination. All of the procedures that are considered by the IBAMS to pertain to the specialty checked for examination will be tested on whether or not performed by the candidate. There are no excuses for not knowing everything about all procedures for the specialty selected by the candidate.

  11. Applicants who passed the exam and has been approved by the credentialing committee shall pay 100 USD for the certificate.


The annual diplomate maintenance fee is USD 180 to maintain the diplomate status

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